25.4063, Calls: Lang Acquisition, Applied Ling, Cognitive Sci, Socioling, Discourse Analysis/Sweden

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Subject: 25.4063, Calls:  Lang Acquisition, Applied Ling, Cognitive Sci, Socioling, Discourse Analysis/Sweden

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:51:36
From: Francis Hult [Francis.Hult at englund.lu.se]
Subject: Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium

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Full Title: Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium 

Date: 17-Jun-2015 - 18-Jun-2015
Location: Lund, Sweden 
Contact Person: Francis Hult
Meeting Email: LPP at sol.lu.se
Web Site: http://konferens.ht.lu.se/lpp-symposium/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 19-Jan-2015 

Meeting Description:

The Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy symposium explores intersections between two research fields: language policy and language acquisition, which together inform language acquisition planning. The aim of the symposium is to facilitate dialogue about what researchers in the two fields should know about core issues and findings in each other’s areas in order to strengthen and inform endeavors around language acquisition planning. There is a salient need for such dialog because researchers in these two fields together have the potential to influence how politicians and educators create policies that affect how children and adults learn languages for academic, economic, and other purposes. 

The underlying premise of the symposium, then, is that language acquisition planning work can be enhanced by sociologists of language and language acquisition researchers mutually raising awareness about the cognitive, sociocultural, and political contexts in which (mother tongue, foreign, and second) language use, acquisition, and teaching take place. By engaging with research work across the two fields, researchers can strengthen their abilities to inform policy stakeholders such as legislators, curriculum planners, educational administrators, teachers, parents, and other community members.

Keynote Speakers:

Diane Larsen-Freeman – University of Michigan, USA
Elizabeth Lanza – University of Oslo, Norway
Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole – Florida International University, USA
Jason Rothman – University of Reading, UK

Organizing Committee:

Francis M. Hult – Lund University, Sweden
Tanja Kupisch  – Lund University, Sweden//University of Konstanz, Germany 
Maarja Siiner – University of Tartu, Estonia

The symposium is jointly hosted by the Language Acquisition Research Group at the Lund University Centre for Languages and Literature and the Danish Language Policy Network with support provided by the Birgit Rausing Language Programme and the Foundation for Danish-Swedish Co-operation.

Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of proposals for 20-minute presentations (with an additional 10 minutes for questions/discussion).  Submissions are welcomed from all areas and disciplines relevant to the topic of language acquisition planning, including but not limited to

- Anthropology
- Discourse studies
- Economics
- Education
- Law
- Linguistics
- Modern languages
- Political science
- Psychology
- Sociolinguistics
- Sociology of language
Proposals may address these or any other topic related to language acquisition planning: 

- Language attitudes, ideologies, and hierarchies
- Language of instruction and school achievement 
- Language planning in higher education 
- Language rights
- Linguistic integration 
- Mother tongue instruction
- Planning minority language acquisition
- Relationships between second language acquisition principles and educational policy expectations
- Relationships between (supra)national language policies and classroom practice
- Teachers as language policy agents
- The role of (immigrant) mother tongue fluency for school achievement
- The role of schools and educational institutions in language acquisition planning

Travel Awards:

Doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. A limited number of travel awards, consisting of up to 2000 SEK (approximately 220 EUR) and a registration fee waiver, will be granted based on financial need to assist with travel costs. Travel funds will be given as a reimbursement following participation in the symposium.

Additional information and instructions are available on the symposium website: http://konferens.ht.lu.se/lpp-symposium/

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